In U.S. More Adults Identifying as LGBT

by Gary J. Gates –

Story Highlights

  • 10 million American adults identify as LGBT (4.1%) vs. 3.5% in 2012
  • LGBT millennials up from 5.8% in 2012 to 7.3% in 2016
  • LGBT identification higher among women

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The portion of American adults identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) increased to 4.1% in 2016 from 3.5% in 2012. These figures, drawn from the largest representative sample of LGBT Americans collected in the U.S., imply that more than an estimated 10 million adults now identify as LGBT in the U.S. today, approximately 1.75 million more compared with 2012. Read the Article: